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EBS "Successful Leadership in Europe" Short Term Exchange
Oestrich-winkel, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Level of Immersion:
Short Term Abroad
Program Description:

EBS "Successful Leadership in Europe" 

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The European Business School (EBS) is a leader in finance, logistics, automotive management, and real estate.  Founded in 1971, EBS is the oldest private business school with university status in Germany and its campus occupies several historic buildings, creating an inspiring environment. GW exchange students may take elective coursework in the Master of Management or MBA programs.

The EBS Master in Management is ranked 11th worldwide in the 2015 Financial Times Global Masters in Management Rankings. It scores well in the individual categories as well, ranked #4 worldwide for "Top for Corporate Strategy". EBS seeks to develop knowledgeable future leaders with skills having practical relevance. EBS has five core values; performance, responsibility, impact, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit.    

This short-term exchange course is offered through our exchange partner, the European Business School, and is taught at the main EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel (Frankfurt), Germany. This three-tiered course includes classroom lectures & case study analysis, corporate visits and cultural activities.  During the first part of the course students will focus on the economic & political environment of international business in Europe. A complementary introductory German language course is also offered during this time. The second part of the course focuses on the following topics: social, economic and political issues in European business, corporate governance and leadership in European businesses, new markets in Eastern Europe, leadership styles and human Resource Management in Europe, and challenges in the competitive European business market.

Corporate visits: The German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt and Audi car manufacturer in Neckarsulm.

Cultural visits include: A leisurely welcome cocktail to get to know other participants right at the beginning, sighseeing in different parts of Germany in connection with the company visits, a wine tasting at a local winery, a tour of a venerable old abbey and a farewell BBQ on the last day of the program.

*Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.

Academic Credit

Students can earn 3 academic credits for successful participation in this program.

GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the courses taken at EBS. Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program has been approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management.


Early-bird Application Deadline:
Monday, February 15, 2016*

*Students who submit their applications by February 15 will be eligible to receive a 100 euro discount on the EBS service fee. 

Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 28, 2016

**Students applying to this program will also be required to complete EBS's application and credit card form (linked below) and e-mail it to by the February 28th deadline. 
Supporting documents requested on the EBS application will be sent on the student's behalf using the documents submitted through their GW Passport application. Therefore there is no need for students to send these supporting documents separately to

Link to EBS application: 2016 EBS Application.pdf
Link to EBS credit card form: 2016 EBS Credit card form.pdf

Overseas Dates:
May 9 - 27, 2016

Program Costs 

Click HERE for the program costs estimate. For short-term exchanges, students pay GW tuition for 3 credits. A service fee is due to EBS upon acceptance into the program. The 2016 program fee is 450 euros.


Information Session

View a live recording of the information session HERE.


[The most rewarding aspect of the study abroad was] "meeting other students from around the globe, learning from international professors, and visiting Audi and European Central Bank." - Professional MBA student, 2012


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.
Feel free to contact us at 202.994.0767 or with your questions and visit the EBS website.